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  1. iMac in Fairbanks Alaska with GCI cable provider....

    iMac in Fairbanks Alaska with GCI cable provider. Mojave 10.14.6 OS, Safari 12.1.2 browser running ok. No issues with the Forum before or after.

    Gary
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    https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorF...

    https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190805X82045&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA

    Close but not quite enough.

    Gary
  3. http://www.csobeech.com/files/TCM-SB-M89-9.pdf ...

    http://www.csobeech.com/files/TCM-SB-M89-9.pdf

    Gary
  4. May be a good idea to periodically remove the...

    May be a good idea to periodically remove the valve covers to look for exhaust blowby as TBO approaches. The insides get covered black and leave heavier tracks near the exhaust. Take some pics to...
  5. It's better to have enough power and not need it,...

    It's better to have enough power and not need it, than.....

    Plus it allows for a cruise pitch prop so some headway can be made as the manufacturer intended.

    Gary
  6. Thread: Whoizzit?

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    Hmmmm. Looks like the Flying Burrito Brothers. Be...

    Hmmmm. Looks like the Flying Burrito Brothers. Be careful what you eat doesn't want out too soon.

    Gary
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    Some owner assisted maintenance is good...

    Some owner assisted maintenance is good experience for pilots. But I still like having someone that does it most every day inspect and maintain mine. I've also seen more than a few A&P owned...
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    They have essentially de-emphasized GA and now...

    They have essentially de-emphasized GA and now focus on 121 and 135 here. Without approval action mods and alterations have become history and are valuable. For some we now search for 337's prior to...
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    Given human nature and culture being what it has...

    Given human nature and culture being what it has become? About as many as obey the speed limit and signal for turns or lane changes. Same for 91.119 and tower maintenance. Unfortunately without...
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    As far as marking and lighting: FCC - yes; FAA -...

    As far as marking and lighting: FCC - yes; FAA - maybe. That's how I read this> https://www.fcc.gov/media/policy/antenna-tower-lighting-and-marking-requirements and...
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    There may be initial resistance from some amateur...

    There may be initial resistance from some amateur radio station owners with tall towers and attached antennas. It's added maintenance and so most try to keep the height under 200' to avoid adding...
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    Spoilers on top of the wings help reduce overall...

    Spoilers on top of the wings help reduce overall lift but there's still some wind that pushes on the wing's bottom and tail. Swirl's around and buffets the entire plane. If there's loose snow blowing...
  13. It may have been mentioned but Atlee Dodge used...

    It may have been mentioned but Atlee Dodge used to sell a fiberglass lip for Cubs. Maybe that form mold is still around? I had one on a couple of floatplanes and they helped.

    Gary
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    Wind Story: Kodiak's Red Lake outlet 1970. PA-18...

    Wind Story: Kodiak's Red Lake outlet 1970. PA-18 doing salmon surveys landed in windstorm expecting worse yet to come. We (summer temp fish counters) were tasked to fill the floats with buckets of...
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    A local did the heavy bucket thing. Spring gear...

    A local did the heavy bucket thing. Spring gear 140 that rocked enough to get the buckets swinging. I heard they moved some and damaged the plane but were removed by the time I got to the airport to...
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    The oil pump's output may exceed the crankcase's...

    The oil pump's output may exceed the crankcase's return passages flow by gravity back to the tank (may be engine level attitude dependent). Also, more oil = more residual and mist left in the...
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    I wonder if spring or air pre-load can be added...

    I wonder if spring or air pre-load can be added to the nosegear? It appears to compress easily and from an engineering perspective maybe that's to protect the mount. We like to adjust stuff.

    Gary
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    Big blow? Raise the tail on a tripod or ??? to...

    Big blow? Raise the tail on a tripod or ??? to lower AOA and always carry spoiler covers.

    Gary
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    Aircraft with spring gear like to swing-sway-even...

    Aircraft with spring gear like to swing-sway-even bounce more that others it seems especially in crosswinds. We can chock the tires (blocks or rope circled in a tight donut) and set the brakes to...
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    The parked sailboat indicates wind direction....

    The parked sailboat indicates wind direction. There's always a wind shadow and maybe a top rotor in the sheltered lee of trees.

    Gary
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    Who'll be the first to try water skipping? ...

    Who'll be the first to try water skipping?

    Gary
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    In case you wondered why ratchet straps may...

    In case you wondered why ratchet straps may eventually fail in high winds>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=518lOCDuduk

    I watched one tear itself apart in a few hour blow at the end stitching.
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    The idea is to get whatever's driven in the...

    The idea is to get whatever's driven in the ground or screwed in the ice to pull sideways as much as possible. Sometimes it takes two or three tied together at a common point. The more vertical the...
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    An aircraft cable cutter removes all traces of...

    An aircraft cable cutter removes all traces of duckbills. When I moved parking spots the airport made me cut several on the ground and in the float pond. Those in the water had expensive stainless...
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    Don't we assume some pressure leakage during a...

    Don't we assume some pressure leakage during a cylinder leak down test is normal? How many retain 80/80 cold or hot? If lower the shop air is going by something...rings or valves. My assumption is...
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